Floral fantasies and fashion feats: The best dressed VIPs at the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show

May 28, 2023
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 had a star-studded guest list. Source: Getty

There’s never a shortage of A-Listers in attendance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and this year’s guest list didn’t disappoint.

Organised by the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS), an organisation cherished by the late Queen Elizabeth for over seven decades, the show unveiled an extraordinary array of botanical wonders.

Amongst them, a magnificent homage was paid to the newly crowned King, adding an extra touch of regal splendour to the already breathtaking exhibits.

Wandering the gorgeous grounds for a VIP preview of the incredible floral displays, Dame Judi Dench cut a stylishly relaxed figure as she took it all in.

Dame Judy Dench with her daughter, Flinty Williams. Source: Getty

Wearing an off-white linen ensemble, paired with her signature cropped hair and accompanied by her daughter, Finty Williams, 50, who perfectly offset her mother in all black.

Beloved British actor Jim Broadbent looked handsome strolling through the gardens in a light blue checkered blazer and camel pants, with a pair of modern, blue sneakers and a moustache to rival Magnum PI.

Jim Broadbent catches up with Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton. Source: Getty

During the event, Broadbent met up with his esteemed colleagues Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton.

The couple looked ecstatic to be at the Show, Carter sporting a blue blazer and slacks, while his wife matched the scenery in dark green pants and a stunning patterned coat.

Of course, the RHS event wouldn’t be the same without spotting acclaimed funny woman, Dame Joanna Lumley, in the crowd of VIPs.

Lumley looked trendy as ever in her navy outfit accentuated by a multicoloured, patterned jacket, paired with gold trainers, a hat and a polka-dotted tie.

The Dame, who is an ambassador for the Princess’ Trust, was in attendance to celebrate Burncoose Nurseries’ work which puts a spotlight on helping trees adapt to climate change.

Rounding off the cream of the crop attendees was the beloved foodie and baker, Mary Berry, looking delicious in her Queen Consort Camilla-style dress. The light blue dress was covered in daisies to match the blooms at the show.

The presence of these well-known figures not only added a touch of glamour to the proceedings but also highlighted the enduring appeal of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show.

The  RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an annual five-day event that has been held since 1912.

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